lunes, 14 de marzo de 2011

Fotógrafo Kidder Smith. Fotografía antigua Montoro. Cordoba. España

Fotografía antigua de Montoro en 1950. El fotógrafo es Kidder Smith del que no he encontrado dato alguno, si bien aparecen algunas referencias con este nombre en Internet que no parecen corresponder con fotógrafo activo en España en esa época.

La fotografía pertenece a la serie de la Dirección General de Turismo y esta sobre su habitual soporte de cartón donde indica los datos de las fotos.

El archivo de la Administración General del Estado en Alcalá de Henares guarda los fondos fotográficos del Archivo de la Dirección General de Turismo.
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Este post fue publicado hace tres años.

Recientemente he encontrado datos sobre el fotógrafo:

G.E. Kidder Smith fue un historiador de arquitectura, Europea y Americana, a la vez que un fotografo conocido por un libro fotografico titulado " Brazil".

32 original black and white photographs, each mounted to a large paper leaf, bound within cloth. With a hand-drawn title leaf with a map of the coast of Brazil marking the locations photographed. Photographs vary a bit in size, most are approximately 29.5x23.5 cm. (11½x9") or the reverse.Each stunning photograph is captioned in hand-written pencil, and is signed by the photographer in pencil and dated 1942 directly under the photograph.

Los libros suyos mas conocidos sobre arquitectura son
  • Pictorial History Architecture in America

 Es curioso pensar como pudo ser que este fotógrafo llegase a facilitar obras suyas para un Archivo Español Estatal  en los años 50.


G.E. Kidder Smith, an architectural historian and photographer, died on Oct. 8 at his home in Manhattan. He was 83.
The cause was bronchectasis, said his wife, Dorothea.
Mr. Smith, who trained as an architect, is best known for books that chronicled the modern architectural movement. ''Brazil Builds,'' published in 1943 to accompany an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, was followed in 1955 by ''Italy Builds'' and other volumes on modern building in Sweden and Switzerland. ''Looking at Architecture,'' a book on architectural photography, was published in 1990.

Sobre su obra fotográfica en la web Corbis de Bill Gates se puede contemplar numerosas fotos suyas.


1990, English, Book, Illustrated edition: Looking at architecture / text and photographs by G.E. Kidder Smith. Smith, G. E. Kidder (George Everard Kidder), 1913-1997.

G. E. Kidder Smith (American, 1913–1997)

Thesion, Athens MOMA

G. E. Kidder Smith Image Collection MIT

Kidder Smith Slide Archives on American Architecture - The Kidder Smith Slide Archives is a collection of 3400 Kodachromeslides which document ten centuries of architecture in the United States. Photographed by G. E. Kidder Smith, architect, architectural photographer and author of two major surveys of American architecture, these slides represent color documentation of many of the buildings photographed in black and white for Kidder Smith's three-volume Architecture of the United States: An Illustrated Guide to Notable Buildings, Open to the Public(Museum of Modern Art/Doubleday, 1981), and for a related Smithsonian Exhibition
  • En (google translator)
Montoro old photograph in 1950 Photographer's Kidder Smith I have not found any data if some references to this name on the Internet do not seem to correspond with photographer active in Spain at the time they appear.

The photograph is from the series of the General Department of Tourism and is on his usual cardboard stand where data indicates photos.

An archive of the Central Government in Alcala de Henares saves Archive photographic collection of the Directorate General of Tourism.

G. E. Kidder Smith was a historian of architecture, European and American, while a photographer known for a photographic book entitled "Brazil".

32 Original black and white photographs, each mounted to a large paper leaf, cloth bound Within. With a hand-drawn title leaf with a map of the coast of Brazil marking the locations photographed. Photographs vary a bit in size, MOST are approximately 29.5x23.5 cm. (11½x9 ") or the photograph is captioned reverse.Each stunning hand-written in pencil, and is signed by the photographer in pencil and dated 1942 Directly under the photograph.

The most famous are his books on architecture

     Pictorial History Architecture in America

     Source Book of American Architecture: 500 Notable Buildings from the 10th Century to the Present
     GE Kidder Smith is an architect and fellow of the American Institute of Architects and has won Numerous awards for His photography. He has produced a distinguished series of exhibitions and writings on the architecture of twenty-four country clubs. His previous books include Italy Builds, Brazil Builds, New Architecture of Europe, A Pictorial History of Architecture in America, A Guide to New England Houses of Worship, Looking at Architecture, and the three-volume Architecture of the United States
     The new architecture of Europe, an illustrated guidebook and appraisal (1961)
   

  It's funny to think that this might be as photographer were to facilitate his works for a Spanish State Archives in the 50s.

Kidder Smith. N.Y .. Times Obituary

G. E. Kidder Smith, an architectural historian and photographer, died on Oct. 8 at His home in Manhattan. He Was 83.

The cause WAS bronchectasis Said His wife, Dorothea.

Mr. Smith, lowest trained as an architect, is best Known for Books that chronicled the modern architectural movement. '' Brazil Builds, '' published in 1943 to Accompany an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Washington Followed in 1955 by '' Italy Builds '' and other volumes on modern building in Sweden and Switzerland. '' Looking at Architecture, '' a book on architectural photography, WAS published in 1990.

About his photography on the web Corbis Bill Gates can see many of his photos.


1990 Inglés, Book, Illustrated edition: Looking at architecture / text and photographs by GE Kidder Smith. Smith, GE Kidder (George Everard Kidder), 1913-1997.
Kidder G. E. Smith (American, 1913-1997)
Thesion, Athens MOMA
G. E. Kidder Smith Image Collection MIT
Kidder Smith Slide Archives on American Architecture - The Kidder Smith Slide Archives is a collection of 3400 Which document Kodachromeslides ten centuries of architecture in the United States. Photographed by GE Kidder Smith, architect, architectural photographer and author of two major surveys of American architecture, in Original slides Represent colored documentation of many of the buildings photographed in black and white for Kidder Smith's three-volume Architecture of the United States: An Illustrated Guide to Notable Buildings, Open to the Public (Museum of Modern Art / Doubleday, 1981), and for a related Smithsonian Exhibition

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